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This Blog’s End

Well, after 4.5 years of joyfully writing this blog, I’ve come to decision to bring it to an end. In addition to the difficulty in trying to keep it up … Continue reading

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More Cookin’ Time

Ever since I began teaching a weekly Spanish class at my elementary school in South Korea, the last scheduled class of every semester has been dedicated to teaching how to … Continue reading

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Rock Pathway Project: Final Progress and Completion

With wood beams varnished and installed within the pathway, it was then time to transfer rocks from a large rock pile onto the pathway as nicely and organized as possible. … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

As is quite customary for couples in South Korea, Michelle and I got professional themed pre-wedding photos done at a great photo studio in Seoul called “GeniUS,” which is associated … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 4 Comments


Not long ago, Michelle and I headed south to Suncheon, South Korea. And while it was gray and gloomy in Seoul, the weather in Suncheon was absolutely perfect; we couldn’t … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rock Pathway Project: Change of Plans

It was all smiles varnishing wood beams that will soon be used to create a wood & rock pathway underneath the “Rainbow Archway” that students and I had constructed a … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kirra Beach Interlude

After locking up our luggage at Gold Coast airport, we had about 6 hours left to chill and decided to take a stroll to the nearest populated area: Kirra Beach. … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Byron Bay

After a 2-hour bus ride south from Brisbane, we arrived to Byron Bay accompanied with spectacular weather. Upon reaching our set hostel, which was along the beach and about a … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment


The late-night train ride from Gold Coast to Brisbane was a little spooky, but we made it to downtown Brisbane without a hitch. The only initial issue came when Michelle … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Australia: Gold Coast Hinterland

The flight from Seoul to Gold Coast with an additional 6-7 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur was a bit rough and long, but we made it in one piece. As … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cookin’ Time

Teaching out in the countryside certainly has its benefits. It allows me to introduce so many things that my students have never seen or tried before, and it’s always so … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rock Pathway Project: Progress

Last November, a few students and I started acquiring large rocks from a nearby mountainside and began installing them under the rainbow archway that we had constructed a few years … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jeju Trip – Photo Gallery

During the long weekend in early May, Michelle and I flew to Jeju Island to relax from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. We had such a great time … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Sports Day

It’s May 1st and every year “Sports Day” is celebrated on this day at public schools in South Korea. Due to the very unfortunate Sewol Ferry incident a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Comforts of Spring

Sushi, red wine, balmy weather, and a serene park were synchronously unified to provide Michelle and I with a great, relaxing afternoon picnic. Springtime in Seoul is definitely not a … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

27 Hours in Andong

Andong is by far the most unhurried, peaceful, and friendliest town that I’ve visited during my 3.5+ years in South Korea. The open kindness and peacefulness baffled not only me, … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sweet as Spring

Spring is a time of rebirth and it came with a glorious boom. It was the first time since 1922 that Korea’s innumerable cherry blossom trees bloomed in March, several … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment


Last Saturday’s weather was quite glorious and I felt that Seoul was seriously busting at the seams with people crowding every nook and cranny. Monday to Friday is normally fraught … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment


Ecclesiastes 11:7 – “Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.” After nearly a week of the thickest smog I’ve ever encountered, I awoke early Sunday … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment


Better get a gas mask! Seoul and the rest of South Korea has been blanketed with yet another wave of toxic smog full of ultrafine dust from China, and the … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Deskwarming Days

Sunchips, juice, and studying all day at work – this means that it’s winter vacation and no students are in sight. Well, why am I at school then? Don’t I … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Love Shines

Love Shines *          *          * Yesterday’s an afterimage that persists until it blends into today’s sunshine as bygone storms that once waged war simply recede into a misty dawn *          … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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